Definition of concealment in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈsiːlm(ə)nt/


[mass noun]
1The action of hiding something or preventing it from being known: the concealment of the weapons the deliberate concealment of material facts
More example sentences
  • From the clerk of the kitchen I required the buttery accounts without varnish or concealment.
  • Priests of the country can more easily remain in concealment.
  • She was transparent in an era during which the political class have become expert at concealment.
hiding, secretion
cover, shelter, protection, screen, hiding place;
privacy, seclusion;
keeping secret, keeping hidden, hiding, hushing up, covering up, cover-up, suppression;
disguise, camouflage;
Law , historical misprision
1.1Something that acts as a hiding place; cover: he darted forwards from the concealment of the bushes
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  • He began some tale about money, whose place of concealment he could indicate.
  • On a subway, an opportunity for concealment can be the seats, luggage or the floor.
  • Inadequate allocation concealment can bias the results of clinical trials.

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